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  • The Young Big Bill Broonzy 1928-1936 The Young Big Bill Broonzy 1928-1936 Quick View

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    The Young Big Bill Broonzy 1928-1936

    Big Bill Broonzy was one of the few country blues musicians of the '20s and '30s to find success when the music evolved into an electric, urbanized form. From his initial sides with Paramount in 1928, he followed the music's development closely. Switching to electric guitar and adding drums to his music in the late 1930s, he helped pave the way for the Chicago bluesmen that followed him. Even though his music continued to contain echoes of his rural background, Broonzy's reversion to a folk-blues style (popular amongst white audiences) in the 1950s was viewed by purists as an inauthentic stance. The truth is that experts have always had a difficult time classifying Broonzy's music. Even on the early sides collected on The Young Bill Broonzy (1928-1935), the guitarist alternates between standard 12-bar fare, brisk rag numbers, guitar and piano duets, and showcases of his flatpicking prowess. Regardless of the setting, however, one thing remains certain: Broonzy's guitar skills are superb. He was an exceptional flatpicker, capable of dazzling with rapid, single note runs. Proof is provided on I Can't Be Satisfied (with Hokum Boy Frank Brasswell on second guitar) and the classic How You Want It Done? Broonzy was also criticized for relying, more than most, on the key of C (favored by ragtime musicians), though a song like Skoodle Do Do demonstrates the guitarist's ability to construct an unconventional arrangement regardless. In addition to Brasswell, Broonzy is joined by Steel Smith (six-string banjo) and Georgia Tom Dorsey (piano) on various selections. Along with the companion set Do That Guitar Rag, this is quite simply the finest collection of Broonzy's timeless, early sides available.

    - Nathan Bush (All Music)
    1. Brownskin Shuffle
    2. Eagle Ridin' Papa
    3. Starvation Blues
    4. Long Tall Mama
    5. Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down
    6. Skoodle Do Do
    7. Banker's Blues
    8. Saturday Night Rub
    9. I Can't Be Satisfied
    10. Mississippi River Blues
    11. Hip Shakin' Strut
    12. How You Want It Done?
    13. Hokum Stomp
    14. Stove Pipe Stomp
    Big Bill Broonzy
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  • Basin Street Blues (Awaiting Repress) Basin Street Blues (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Basin Street Blues (Awaiting Repress)

    Recorded Live In 1956 & 1957


    Pressed On 180-Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas In Germany


    On Vinyl For The First Time Ever


    Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars are captured in rare form during these live recordings from 1956 and 1957, which are finally making their vinyl debut with this 180 gram Pallas pressing. The album features a great collection of tunes which had become staples of Armstrong's live shows, including his perennial opener, "Indiana"; the crowd favorite, "Tiger Rag"; the always joyful, "When The Saints Go Marching In"; and the great title-track, "Basin Street Blues". Satch's frontline band at the time boasted the very distinctive sounds of
    trombonist Trummy Young and clarinetist Ed Hall.

    1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
    2. Indiana
    3. The Gypsy
    4. Basin Street Blues
    5. Tiger Rag
    6. Struttin' With Some Barbeque
    7. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
    8. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    9. When The Saints Go Marching In
    Louis Armstrong
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    Glad Rag Doll

    Diana Krall's extraordinary new album, 'Glad Rag Doll' is an exhilarating and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new instrumentation and new musicians. It stars a singer and piano player, filled with mischief, humour and a renewed sense of tenderness and intimacy.


    The record reveals itself at that remarkable vanishing point in time where all music; swinging, rocking and taboo, collide with songs of longing, solace and regret. All are made new again in a vaudeville of Krall's own imagining.


    It is at once a major departure and a natural progression for the gifted musician. Diana simply calls the album, a song and dance record.

    1. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
    2. There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears
    3. Just Like A Butterfly That's Caught In The Rain
    4. You Know I Know Ev'rything's Made For Love
    5. Glad Rag Doll
    6. I'm A Little Mixed Up
    7. Prairie Lullaby
    8. Here Lies Love
    9. I Used To Love You But It's All Over Now
    10. Let It Rain
    11. Lonely Avenue
    12. Wide River To Cross
    13. When The Curtain Comes Down
    Diana Krall
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  • Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags Quick View

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    Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags

    Todd Albright is a Country Blues, finger-style 12-string guitar player and singer living in Detroit, Michigan. An evening's sonic evocations of pre-WWII Blues covers an extensive selection of material recorded in the 1920's and 30's. Playing the 12 string guitar, Todd brings to life an era composed of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sylvester Weaver, Blind Willie McTell and Leadbelly, among others. Todd's history playing the Blues reaches over 25 years, though he does not remember a time that a guitar wasn't in his hands.


    He first heard the Country Blues at the age of twelve, thanks to a gifted John Lee Hooker record from his sister. The experience was a profound one-the Blues felt right, and he immediately became a self-taught student of the genre aiming solely to interpret the sounds of the masters. Todd has performed across the U.S, both as a solo musician and alongside his former country blues string band, The Staving Chain. Throughout the years, Todd has enjoyed sharing the stage with notable musicians and friends such as Dakota Dave Hull, Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, and Paul Geremia.

    1. Savannah Mama
    2. Kill It Kid
    3. Rising River Blues
    4. Delia
    5. Sweet Mary Blues
    6. Cherry Ball Blues
    7. My Money Never Runs Out
    8. Train That Carried My Girl From Town
    Todd Albright
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  • Everything All The Time Everything All The Time Quick View

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    Everything All The Time

    Guitarist/vocalist Ben Bridwell and bassist Mat Brooke formed Band Of Horses in 2004 after the dissolution of their nearly ten-year run in northwest melancholic darlings Carissa's Wierd. Carissa's Wierd trafficked in sadly beautiful orchestral pop, whose songs told unflinching stories of heartbreak and loss, leavened with defeatist humor. Band Of Horses rises from those ashes. Buoyed by Bridwell's warm, reverb-heavy vocals (which channel a strange brew of Wayne Coyne, Neil Young, and Doug Martsch), the group's woodsy, dreamy songs ooze with amorphous tension, longing, and hope. Both raggedly epic and delicately pensive, this is an album painted gorgeously in fragile highs and lows.
    1 The First Song
    2 Wicked Gil
    3 Our Swords
    4 The Funeral
    5 Part One
    6 The Great Salt Lake
    7 Weed Party
    8 I Go To The Barn Cause I Like The
    9 Monsters
    10 St. Augustine
    Band Of Horses
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    Rubber Factory

    Rubber Factory, the follow-up to one of 2003's most successful albums, thickfreakness features more of Patrick and Dan's mix of rough rock n' roll and blues straight out of Akron, Ohio. Rubber Factory is the second Black Key's album out on Fat Possum(though you can't tell from the packaging--thanks a lot, Epitaph), and continues the raw, ragged, and loud sound, and this time, with handclaps.
    1. When The Lights Go Out

    2. 10 A.M. Automatic

    3. Just Couldn't Tie Me Down

    4. All Hands Against His Own

    5. The Desperate Man

    6. Girl Is On My Mind

    7. The Lengths

    8. Grown So Ugly

    9. Stack Shot Billy

    10. Act Nice and Gentle

    11. Aeroplane Blues

    12. Keep Me

    13. Till I Get My Way

    The Black Keys
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  • Silence & Tears Silence & Tears Quick View

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    Silence & Tears

    Kent-based sextet Galley Beggar - who take their name from a mischievous spirit in English folklore - describe their mission as 'to imagine the next phase of English folk-rock' on their third album, Silence & Tears. "We've always loved English folk, but when we formed in 2009 it felt like nothing much was happening to carry the style forward," says guitarist Mat Fowler, "so we thought, we love listening to folk-rock and we love playing it - why not try to write something in that vein?"


    The results can be heard on their earlier albums, Reformation House and Galley Beggar, and now on Silence & Tears. "Our first record was very folky," reflects Mat, "but since then we've moved towards a more electric rock feel." Indeed, the eight tracks on the new album span traditional song, Gothic balladry and peculiarly British acid rock, the mood alternately fragile and robust, with sweet vocal harmonies (led by Maria O'Donnell), lyrical guitar playing from Mat and his cohort David Ellis, and added texture from the violin of Celine Marshall (calling to mind Mr. Fox's Carolanne Pegg), all anchored by Bill Lynn's steady bass and Paul Dadswell's deft drumming. The material spans reworkings of the ancient classics Geordie and Jack Orion, brooding ballads like Adam & Eve and the otherworldy Empty Sky, and the intense 9-minute epic Pay My Body Home, which triumphantly recalls folk-rock's early 70s glory days.


    Silence & Tears may echo centuries of folk tradition, but its crisp, punchy sound is resolutely modern, despite calling on retro flourishes such as phasing, wah-wah and backwards guitar. Much of that is down to the fact that it was recorded at the profoundly analogue Toe Rag studios, where White Stripes, Tame Impala, the Zutons and many others have also worked with renowned producer-engineer Liam Watson. "We made our first two albums ourselves," says Mat, "so this was the first time someone else has produced us. Recording at Toe Rag was just wonderful - to see all that incredible gear at work, and to have a tangible recording experience rather than staring at a screen, was amazing. And watching Liam at work is mesmerising - the sounds he gets onto tape are better than they are in real life!"


    In an era when bands such as Trembling Bells, Circulus and Wolf People have brought folk-rock to the fore again, the hypnotic interplay and inspired jamming on Silence & Tears is sure to find an enthusiastic audience. "We've already got a few festivals lined up this summer, including Leigh Folk Festival and Wessex Festival, and several other shows are still being arranged," says Mat. "It's an honour to be compared to other folk-rock bands - but we like to think we've got something of our own to offer too."

    1. Adam And Eve
    2. Pay My Body Home
    3. Empty Sky
    4. Jack Onion
    5. Geordie
    6. Silence And Tears
    7. Sanctuary Song
    8. Deliver Him
    Galley Beggar
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  • Free Will Free Will Quick View

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    Free Will

    Bry Webb has written and recorded an album entitled Free Will. A record about responsibility, love, work, desire, art and will. Webb's second solo album is more deliberate and insistent than ever. He is a man whose steady, ragged voice draws shapes in freehand. His lyrics are like strings of knots: you apprehend them, slowly unravel them, couldn't ever understand how they were tied. Sometimes Free Will is weary, other times it's defiant. It reminds one of Smog's A River Ain't Too Much To Love, Leonard Cohen's Songs From A Room, Gillian Welch's Time (The Revelator), and the Silver Jews' Natural Bridge.
    Bry Webb
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    Wallflower

    Wallflower is five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall's new studio album released via Verve Records. Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Krall in her early years. Produced by 16-time
    Grammy® Award-winning producer David Foster, the album finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of
    all time.


    On Wallflower, Diana Krall showcases her considerable gifts as a vocalist in a bold and beautiful way. Krall sings a set of songs that include
    familiar popular classics like The Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreaming" and the Eagles' "Desperado," favorite vintage songs by Krall's musical
    heroes Bob Dylan (he inspired the album's title track "Wallflower") and Elton John ("Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"). The album also features
    more recent gems like Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" and a wonderful new composition from Paul McCartney ("If I Take You Home Tonight").
    Diana Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Krall has sold more
    albums than any other female jazz artist in the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her generation. The new album marks
    Krall's first studio effort since 2012's Glad Rag Doll, produced by T Bone Burnett, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Jazz
    Albums chart.


    Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, she has won five
    Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and has also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Tour dates will be announced
    soon.

    1. California Dreamin'
    2. Desperado
    3. Superstar
    4. Alone Again (Naturally) duet with Michael BublÉ
    5. Wallflower featuring Blake Mills
    6. If I Take You Home Tonight
    7. I Can't Tell You Why
    8. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
    9. Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)
    10. I'm Not In Love
    11. Feels Like Home duet with Bryan Adams
    12. Don't Dream It's Over
    Diana Krall
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  • Can't Touch Us Now (On Sale) Can't Touch Us Now (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Can't Touch Us Now (On Sale)

    Four years on from the release of their Top 10 US album, Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da, Madness return with Can't Touch Us Now. The Album's release sees the Nutty Boys in full flow with a collection of songs that stands alongside the best of their unique takes on modern life.


    A typically eclectic collection (the group has long mastered the art of making disparate influences work under their knack for writing catchy pop hooks), Can't Touch Us Now was recorded at London's iconic Toe Rag Studio - a fitting venue for one of the English capital's most iconic bands. Co-produced by Grammy-winning producer Liam Watson (The White Stripes' Elephant) and the band's long-time boards-man, Clive Langer, Can't Touch Us Now was recorded in just three weeks and boasts characteristically wry observations on life, with songs the likes of 'Mr. Apples', 'Blackbird', 'Mumbo Jumbo' and the title track.


    Part of Madness' brilliance lies in their ability to take situations specific to their environment and make them universally relatable: 'It Must Be Love', 'Embarrassment' and 'Tomorrow's Just Another Day' all resonate with a worldliness that fans from all over the globe have related to - and that's no surprise, given that the band themselves have looked beyond England, to Jamaica, for a large part of their musical inspiration. With the songs on Can't Touch Us Now road-hardened during a string of summer festival appearances, it seems that the album is set to, once again, remind fans that the self-proclaimed Nutty Boys are one of the finest, most erudite pop outfits that the world has seen.

    1. Can't Touch Us Now
    2. Good Times

    3. Mr. Apples

    4. I Believe

    5. Grandslam

    6. Blackbird

    7. You Are My Everything

    8. Another Version of Me
    9. Mumbo Jumbo

    10. Herbert

    11. Don't Leave the Past Behind You
    12. (Don't Let Them) Catch You Crying
    13. Pam the Hawk

    14. Given the Opportunity

    15. Soul Denying

    16. Whistle in the Dark
    Madness
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  • Sweeter As The Years Go By Sweeter As The Years Go By Quick View

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    Sweeter As The Years Go By

    Blind Willie Johnson was perhaps the finest singing evangelist of all time. While the 16 tracks on this LP aren't as striking as those on the seminal Praise God I'm Satisfied, they're still invigorating and a vital part of his legacy. Johnson played acoustic rather than slide on several cuts, and didn't take flamboyant solos or add slashing counterpoint. But he demonstrated a skillful use of repetition and outstanding rhythmic and melodic skills. Johnson teamed with Willie B. Harris on several songs, and her rough, cutting voice proved an ideal match with his equally ragged sound.

    - Ron Wynn (All Music)
    1. John the Revelator
    2. You're Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond
    3. Let Your Light Shine on Me
    4. Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right
    5. Lord, I Just Can't Keep from Crying
    6. If I Had My Way I'd Tear the Building Down
    7. If It Had Not Been for Jesus
    8. Church, I'm Fully Saved Today
    9. The Soul of a Man
    10. I'm Gonna Run to the City of Refuge
    11. Can't Nobody Hide from God
    12. Sweeter as the Years Roll By
    13. Go With Me to That Land
    14. Trouble Will Soon Be Over
    15. Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There
    16. Take Your Stand
    Blind Willie Johnson
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  • Natural Light (Pure Pleasure) (On Sale) Natural Light (Pure Pleasure) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Natural Light (Pure Pleasure) (On Sale)

    Natural Light by Eric Bibb is as strong as his previous efforts and produced once again by his longtime bassist Dave Bronze. Eric's voice and guitar playing shines all over whether he's doing a solo acoustic number as in Champagne Habits and the beautiful Lucky Man' Rag where he is joined by a wasboard player, or in the full band numbers such as the cover of the sixties Jackie Wilson hit Higher And Higher. Other favourites include the jazzy Home Lovin' Man where Janne Petersson's piano really stands out, the gospel of Right On Time and Tell Riley, a song about Bukka White and his cousin Riley B.(B.) King. There's even a guest appearence by Hubert Sumlin, the late Howlin Wolf's guitarist, who plays a solo on Too Much Stuff. Most of the songs are self-penned by Eric Bibb with wise storytelling and witty lyrics but there are some covers tastefully arranged including Randy Newman' ballad Every Time It Rains.



    Musicians:



    • Eric Bibb (vocal, guitar)

    • Janne Petersson (piano, organ, accordian)

    • Dave Bronze (bass)

    • Hubert Sumlin, Steve Donnelly (guitar)

    • Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders (horns)

    • Henry Spinetti (drums)

    • Martin Ditcham, Bjorn Gideonsson (drums, percussion)



    Recording: 2003 at Intimate Studios, London, by Troy Hermes / Warehouse Studios, Oxford, by Steve Watkins / Tonczone Studios, Kent, by Richard Studholme / Leon C Studios, Southend, by Dave Bronze

    Production: Dave Bronze



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Too Much Stuff
    2. Home Lovin' Man
    3. So Sorry
    4. Tell Riley
    5. Guru Man Blues
    6. Every Time It Rains
    7. Champagne Habits
    8. Water Works Fine
    9. Circles
    10. Right On Time
    11. Gratefully Blue
    12. Lucky Man Rag
    13. Higher and Higher
    Eric Bibb
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  • Live At German Television: Musikladen Recordings 1978 (On Sale) Live At German Television: Musikladen Recordings 1978 (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Live At German Television: Musikladen Recordings 1978 (On Sale)

    On September 13th, 1978, the RAMONES were guests in the tv-studios of Radio Bremen. It was the first tv-appearance of the band in Europe at all. For the at that time successful tv-series MUSIKLADEN they played 25 titles in about 50 minutes and left an ecstatic audience. Here is this unbelievable appearance - unabridged with all encores for the first time on vinyl & DVD. For the band it must have been quite a shock when they entered the stage at the tv-studio of Radio Bremen. Although the slightly ragged backdrop of MUSIKLADEN was okay to Joey, Dee Dee, Johnny and Marky Ramone, this was not valid to the main group of the audience. Joerg Sonntag, today director and editor, former assistant of Mike Leckebusch, remembers in an interview (bonus-title on the dvd) that the night before the concert he strolled around the bars and pubs of Bremen and gave away free tickets. The RAMONES performed songs mostly compounded out of their first two studio albums. Finally they succeeded to leave an overwhelmed audience. For the american punk legends this first tv-appearance not only meant hardest work but also the final breakthrough in Europe.
    Rockaway Beach
    Teenage Lobotomy
    Blitzkrieg Bop
    I Don't Want You
    Go Mental
    Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
    You're Gonna Kill That Girl
    Don't Come Close
    I Don't Care
    She's The One
    Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
    Havana Affair
    Commando
    Needles & Pins
    Surfin' Bird
    Cretin Hop
    Listen To My Heart
    California Sun
    I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
    Pinhead
    Do You Wanna Dance
    Judy Is A Punk
    Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
    Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
    We Are A Happy Family
    Ramones
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    New Multitudes

    New Multitudes is an intimate interpretation of American icon and musical legend Woody Guthries previously unrecorded lyrics from a dream team of Americana torchbearers: Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Will Johnson (Centro-matic), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket). What makes this album such a rarity in todays music world is the allowance of the songs infectious simplicity to stand alone in all their glory. In doing so, Farrar, Johnson, Parker and James, pay the greatest compliment to Woody Guthrie and the collaborative spirit he so greatly embodied. This is an album which seamlessly converges the sepia-toned essence of the time honored past with the risks needed to forge the future.


    Under the invitation of Nora Guthrie, Woody's daughter, to tour the Guthrie archives, each of the four songwriters were offered the chance to plumb and mine the plethora of notebooks, scratch pads, napkins, etc. for anything that might inspire them to lend their voices and give the words new life.


    These guys worked on an amazing group of lyrics says Nora. Much of it was culled from Woody's times in L.A. Lyric wise, it's a part of the story that is still mostly unknown. From Woody's experiences on L.A.'s skid row to his later years in Topanga Canyon, they are uniquely intimate, and relate two distinctly emotional periods in his life.


    Musically, it is the sense of collaboration that makes New Multitudes not just another trite and traditional acoustic regurgitation of back porch blues. From the ragged jangle of its opening track, Hoping Machine, the loping lilt of Fly High, the floorboard stomp of No Fear, to the lush warmth and sudden sonic gut punch of My Revolutionary Mind, the cohorts deliver a lesson in discovering a song's sweet spot time and time again. It's the function and preparedness of each artist's dogged work ethic gleaned the old-fashion way; veracious songs, road weary odometers and sweat stained live shows, all attributes of the man they are honoring.

    1. Hoping Machine
    2. Fly High
    3. My Revolutionary Mind
    4. VD City
    5. Old L.A.
    6. Talking Empty Bed Blues
    7. Chorine
    8. Careless Reckless Love
    9. Angel's Blues
    10. No Fear
    11. Changing World
    12. New Multitudes
    Farrar, James, Johnson, & Parker
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  • Vol. 1 (Cherry Red Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Vol. 1 (Cherry Red Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Vol. 1 (Cherry Red Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Cherry Red Colored Vinyl


    Includes Insert


    First released on Friday 13th February 2010 (40 years to the day after Black Sabbath's debut LP), Vol 1 was the first efforts of unknown songwriter, Kevin Starrs. Pressed in small numbers for a non-existing fan base, the album took several months to shift all 30 CD-R copies and provided a small platform to fund it's follow up, BLOOD LUST (2011).
    Recorded on a tight budget of stashed dole money and with little knowledge or regard for conventional recording techniques, the chaotic results speak for themselves;


    Distorted vocals, out of tune harmonies, ragged musicianship and everything pushed to the red. The clatter of mic stands falling over mid performance, the rustling of lyric papers, the missed key changes and flubbed lines. Everything you would want to avoid is here. Self-funded, self-recorded and self-released to a fanfare of silence, VOL 1 was a true D.I.Y. effort from start to finish. No great ambition, no target audience, no press support. Just a collection of songs for anyone who would listen. With its mix of budget horror lyrics, Everly Brothers obsessed harmonies, downer rock riffs, overly long guitar solos and bizarre high pitched vocals, Vol 1 had very limited appeal outside a small group of underground fanatics.


    In the years following, The album became something of a cult curiosity. Despite the shoddy work of bootleggers and impatient collectors, Starrs refused to re release the album until he could work on its remix and oversee the mastering. "It was a D.I.Y project from the beginning so I wasn't going to give it up and let someone else mess with it. I Also wasn't going to cash in on something for the sake of it. I wanted it to sound the best that it possibly could. The record deserves my full attention, so with no new album to distract anyone in 2017, it was the perfect time to work on it and release it on vinyl. It can stand on its own...flaws included."


    So here it is, Vol 1 in all its ragged glory...finally mastered and mixed for this release.

    1. Crystal Spiders
    2. Witches Garden
    3. Dead Eyes of London
    4. Lonely and Strange
    5. Vampire Circus
    6. Do What Your Love Tells You
    7. I Don't Know
    8. Wind Up Toys
    Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
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    Vol. 1 (White Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On White Colored Vinyl


    Includes Insert


    First released on Friday 13th February 2010 (40 years to the day after Black Sabbath's debut LP), Vol 1 was the first efforts of unknown songwriter, Kevin Starrs. Pressed in small numbers for a non-existing fan base, the album took several months to shift all 30 CD-R copies and provided a small platform to fund it's follow up, BLOOD LUST (2011).
    Recorded on a tight budget of stashed dole money and with little knowledge or regard for conventional recording techniques, the chaotic results speak for themselves;


    Distorted vocals, out of tune harmonies, ragged musicianship and everything pushed to the red. The clatter of mic stands falling over mid performance, the rustling of lyric papers, the missed key changes and flubbed lines. Everything you would want to avoid is here. Self-funded, self-recorded and self-released to a fanfare of silence, VOL 1 was a true D.I.Y. effort from start to finish. No great ambition, no target audience, no press support. Just a collection of songs for anyone who would listen. With its mix of budget horror lyrics, Everly Brothers obsessed harmonies, downer rock riffs, overly long guitar solos and bizarre high pitched vocals, Vol 1 had very limited appeal outside a small group of underground fanatics.


    In the years following, The album became something of a cult curiosity. Despite the shoddy work of bootleggers and impatient collectors, Starrs refused to re release the album until he could work on its remix and oversee the mastering. "It was a D.I.Y project from the beginning so I wasn't going to give it up and let someone else mess with it. I Also wasn't going to cash in on something for the sake of it. I wanted it to sound the best that it possibly could. The record deserves my full attention, so with no new album to distract anyone in 2017, it was the perfect time to work on it and release it on vinyl. It can stand on its own...flaws included."


    So here it is, Vol 1 in all its ragged glory...finally mastered and mixed for this release.

    1. Crystal Spiders
    2. Witches Garden
    3. Dead Eyes of London
    4. Lonely and Strange
    5. Vampire Circus
    6. Do What Your Love Tells You
    7. I Don't Know
    8. Wind Up Toys
    Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
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    Yuck's self-produced self-titled debut showcases a band capable of sprinting off in pretty much any direction you can think of, so diverse and fully realized is its vision. It also shows that their previous releases were merely skimming the tip of the iceberg in terms of what the quartet of Daniel Blumberg, Max Bloom, Mariko Doi and Jonny Rogoff are capable of. This is a confident, wildly ambitious record, but also one which brims over with a ragged warmth and tenderness, tipping its hat at alt music heroes past such as East River Pipe, Dinosaur Jr and Sparklehorse while at the same time retaining a unique identity entirely its own.


    From the rousing call to arms of the opener Get Away, to the hypnotic sturm und drang of Rubber, and the grungy serotonin rush of Operation, it is clear that this is a band in full control of their powers when it comes to anthemic and offbeat guitar rock. But they also reveal an achingly fragile side too, as with the gorgeous, heartsick croon on Suck or on Sunday where Blumberg asks, Did you take the rhythm from me? Yesterday I had it all over chiming, jangling guitars.

    1. Get Away
    2. The Wall
    3. Shook Down
    4. Holing Out
    5. Suicide Policeman
    6. Georgia
    7. Suck
    8. Stutter
    9. Operation
    10. Sunday
    11. Rose Gives A Lilly
    12. Rubber


    Bonus LP
    1. The Base Of A Dream Is Empty
    2. Milkshake
    3. Coconut Bible
    4. Cousin Corona
    5. Doctors In My Bed
    6. Soothe Me

    Yuck
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    Suck My Shirt

    Suck My Shirt is the fourth full-length for The Coathangers.


    "It's a balance between overthinking and just going for it," guitarist
    Crook Kid (Julia Kugel) says of their songwriting strategy. It's a
    duality immediately apparent with the album opener "Follow Me."
    It's a classic Coathangers tune with Stephanie Luke's raspy vocals
    belted out over their signature ragged garage-rock. But the chorus
    opens into one of the most accessible hooks in the band's canon,
    just before segueing into the next verse with a squall of violent
    dissonant guitar. From there the band launches into "Shut Up," a
    title that harkens back to the brash sass of their rst record. The
    song still has its spikey guitar riffs and shouted chorus, but here The
    Coathangers sound less like a jubilant version of Huggy Bear and
    more like the art-pop of late-era Minutemen.


    Dedicated Coathangers fans will recognize the re-worked versions of "Merry
    Go Round," "Smother," "Adderall," and "Derek's Song" from their
    run of limited edition split 7s, and hearing them in the context of
    the album shows that these tracks weren't merely isolated examples
    of the band's more sophisticated side, but were actually
    demonstrative of the group's increasing capacity for nestling solid
    melodic hooks and rock heft into their repertoire. By the time the
    band wraps up the album with the humble pop perfection of
    "Drive," it's hard to believe this was the band that garnered their
    reputation off of raucous bombasts like "Don't Touch My Shit."

    1. Follow Me
    2. Shut Up
    3. Springeld Cannonball
    4. Merry Go Round
    5. Love Em and Leave Em
    6. Zombie
    7. Smother
    8. Dead Battery
    9. Adderall
    10. Derek's Song
    11. I Wait
    12. Drive
    The Coathangers
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    Remember Two Things

    Before they sold over 30 million records worldwide, saw six consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 and attracted untold millions of fans across 20 years of acclaimed live shows, the Dave Matthews Band were a one-of-a-kind group from Virginia looking to make a name for themselves in a music scene dominated by loud guitars and louder angst. Remember Two Things, their rst ofcial release on their own Bama Rags label, remains an important calling card for fans everywhere - and it's being reissued this year, including two bonus tracks and a vinyl release for the rst time ever.


    This high-spirited set found the band - singer/guitarist Dave Matthews, drummer Carter Beauford, saxophonist LeRoi Moore, violinist Boyd Tinsley and bassist Stefan Lessard, with guest contributions by guitarist Tim Reynolds on four tracks - unleashing easygoing but spirited original songs, recorded mostly live on stage (along with two additional studio recordings). The band's foot-stomping take on "Ants Marching," the soothing acoustics of "Satellite," and future concert staples like "Tripping Billies," "Recently" and "Seek Up" captured the energy and excitement of a band truly on the verge of major success.


    Remember Two Things, a bona-de word-of-mouth sensation which earned the band a platinum record in 2002, remains the rst and best introduction to the DMB sound. That sound would soon take the world by storm with the release of their major-label debut Under The Table And Dreaming in 1994, but for the band's most loyal fans, Remember Two Things is truly where the band's story begins.

    LP 1
    1. Ants Marching
    2. Tripping Billies
    3. Recently
    4. Satellite
    5. One Sweet World
    6. The Song That Jane Likes
    7. Minarets


    LP 2
    1. Seek Up
    2. I'll Back You Up
    3. Christmas Song

    Dave Matthews Band
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    Strangers Almanac

    Whiskeytown, a highly acclaimed founding band of the alt-country/No Depression scene, launched the solo career of four-time Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter-guitarist Ryan Adams as well as that of fiddler-singer-songwriter Caitlin Cary. Now the groups 1997 major label debut album, an overlooked gem from a band considered one of the genres most promising, is being released for the first time ever on vinyl.


    1997's Strangers Almanac was Whiskeytown's major-label debut and the album that first introduced Ryan Adams to a wide audience, but at the same time it marked the beginning of the end for the group. When Whiskeytown went into the studio to record Strangers Almanac, the band had undergone the first of what would become a long line of personnel shakeups, and in addition to Ryan Adams, the only proper members of the group on hand for the sessions were violinist and vocalist Caitlin Cary and guitarist Phil Wandscher; session musicians filled out the lineup, while the new rhythm section, Jeff Rice (bass) and Steve Terry (drums), was hired only two weeks before recording began. Despite its chaotic creation, Strangers Almanac sounds stronger and more cohesive than its ragged but forceful indie predecessor, Faithless Street, and there's a deeper resonance in Ryan Adams' tales of wasted nights and wasted lives, such as Inn Town, Losering, and Dancing with the Women at the Bar. Strangers Almanac doesn't rock as hard as Whiskeytown's earlier material, but when the guitars kick into high gear on Yesterday's News and Waiting to Derail, it reveals just how good a match Ryan Adams and Wandscher were, and Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight and 16 Days are as strong and moving as their country gestures got. Strangers Almanac captures Whiskeytown when they still had some business calling themselves a band rather than just Ryan Adams' backing musicians, and the glorious world-weariness of its best moments makes it a far more satisfying listen than most of what would follow once Ryan Adams struck out on his own.

    1. Inn Town
    2. Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight
    3. Yesterdays News
    4. 16 Days
    5. Everything I Do
    6. Houses on the Hill
    7. Turn Around
    8. Dancing with the Women at the Bar
    9. Waiting to Derail
    10. Avenues
    11. Losering
    12. Somebody Remembers the Rose
    13. Not Home Anymore


    Live in the Studio Radio Performances September 1997 Houses on the Hill*
    14. Nurse with the Pills*
    15. I Dont Care What You Think About Me*
    16. Somebody Remembers the Rose*
    17. Turn Around*


    *previously unreleased
    Whiskeytown
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    Delayed Reaction

    Soul Asylum is back and newly signed with 429 Records which will release their first album in six years, Delayed Reaction. This time around, the veteran band is energized with a recalibrated lineup that includes founders Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy alongside ex-Replacements, ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson (who replaced original member Karl Mueller who passed away in 2006) and former Prince drummer Michael Bland.


    Delayed Reaction, which was produced by the band and overseen by John Fields, bristles with the tightly wound, slightly ragged vibe that characterized the band when they emerged straight out of Minneapolis. The recording took place in various locations, beginning in Los Angeles and then relocating to New Orleans and Minneapolis and back to LA, each town giving the tracks a unique backdrop of local culture vibe.


    Originally formed in 1983 in Minneapolis, MN, Soul Asylum has maintained their reputation for honest, heartfelt rock from their beginnings on scrappy local label Twin Tone (which concurrently nurtured the careers of seminal rockers the Replacements), through their commercially successful days on A&M and Columbia Records (where they scored a Grammy for the monster hit single "Runaway Train"). The band has persevered through the good times of garnering several platinum albums and accolades including a performance for the Presidential inauguration of Bill Clinton to enduring the personal tragedy of losing Karl Mueller to cancer six years ago.


    Says Pirner on Delayed Reaction's recording process: "It feels like approaching it as an album and a thing that has a sequence, and a thing that is a piece of work in itself is almost an archaic process. Honestly, it's more organic. Even though you're using some of this newer technology, the fact that you're doing it yourself is what made it take so long and the process unique, this time.

    1. Gravity
    2. Into The Light
    3. The Streets
    4. By The Way
    5. Pipe Dream
    6. Let's All Kill Each Other
    7. Cruel Intentions
    8. The Juice
    9. Take Manhattan
    10. I Should've Stayed In Bed
    Soul Asylum
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    Helen of Troy

    To his chagrin, John Cale's record label released his unfinished demo tapes while he was busy producing Patti Smith's groundbreaking Horses. But to his surprise, the resulting album, Helen of Troy, is considered the most stylistically cohesive of the eclectic Island Trilogy, the trio of albums Cale recorded for Island Records during the course of 1974-75. Featuring Brian Eno's lithe synthesizer, Phil Collins' expert drumming, and Cale's manic streetwise songwriting, Helen of Troy delivers more sophistication than most final cuts, and cuts deeper in its roughness.


    Back on domestic vinyl for the first time in decades, this RTI-pressed edition of Helen of Troy is cut at Mobile Fidelity by in-house engineer Krieg Wunderlich and features stunning sonics. Quiet surfaces, faithful artwork, and the opportunity to hear Cale's engaging fare unfold amidst wide soundstages and black backgrounds-not to mention the moody content within-make this Wax Cathedral LP a must for music aficionados.


    From the celestial opening strains of My Maria, which sounds in places like a hymn, to the teeth-gnashing Sudden Death, Cale shows us heaven, hell, and the life in between. Employing a cocktail of wild experimentation, tonal versatility, and range of emotion, Cale's compositions whip from soaring serenades like I Keep a Close Watch to the unhinged, wild-eyed Leaving It Up to You (pulled from the original release due to its reference to the murder of Sharon Tate) to the soulful, surf-derived China Sea. Eno's synthesizer casts love spells and shadows while Chris Spedding's guitar drills bluesy, ragged holes through every composition. A tormented, sinister cover of the Modern Lovers' Pablo Picasso (Cale produced the Lovers' debut) shows what you get when you replace Jonathan Richman's dreamy smile with Cale's bared teeth.


    Although we'll never know what the one-time Velvet Underground cohort had in mind for the finished product, with its labyrinthine arrangements, theatrical spontaneity, and primal rawness, Helen of Troy is a gem that's better unpolished.

    1. My Maria
    2. Helen of Troy
    3. China Sea
    4. Engine
    5. Save Us
    6. Cable Hogue
    7. I Keep A Close Watch
    8. Pablo Picasso
    9. Leaving It Up to You
    10. Baby What You Want Me to Do
    11. Sudden Death
    John Cale
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    Reasonable Doubt

    Ranked 248/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Bad behavior gets in the way of business. This is a message that purveys throughout Jay-Z's seminal debut Reasonable Doubt. While most of us are used to seeing Jay-Z as the Entrepreneur, the King Of Hip Hop or Beefer With Nas, here we see the not-so-humble beginnings of the rags to riches rap dream. On Reasonable Doubt Jay-Z hustles himself to the top by his bootstraps, and while he isn't boasting about how he's king of the hill, he is bragging about how he's going to get there. And where many other gangster-rappers enthusiastically glorify life on the streets, Jay-Z waxes philosophical about the dark sides of turning against childhood friends in a song like D'Evils or the consequences of working the corners in Regrets. Contributions come from major players Notorious B.I.G., Foxxy Brown and Mary J. Blige, while production is taken on by Damon Dash, the late Kareem 'Biggs' Burke and of course Jay-Z himself. Like contemporary Nas' Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt gives a disarmingly honest and open view of the corner lifestyle, with tongue-twisting rhymes from a young rapper heading for greatness.


    Included in this Music On Vinyl edition is a 10 with the hit Can't Knock The Hustle (Fool's Paradise Remix ft. Meli'sa Morgan) with an instrumental on the flip side.

    Disc 1:


    1. Can't Knock The Hustle

    2. Politics As Usual

    3. Brooklyn's Finest

    4. Dead Presidents II

    5. Feelin' It

    6. D'Evils

    7. 22 Two's


    Disc 2:


    1. Can I Live

    2. Ain't No Nigga

    3. Friend Or Foe

    4. Coming Of Age

    5. Cashmere Thoughts

    6. Bring It On
    7. Regrets

    8. Can I Live II


    Disc 3:


    1. Can't Knock The Hustle (Fool's Paradise Remix)

    2. Can't Knock The Hustle (Fool's Paradise Remix Instrumental)

    Jay-Z
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    Glow & Behold

    No wonder Yuck exuded confidence during a recent SPIN interview. Rebirth, the London band's first track since the departure of former frontman Daniel Blumberg, showed the band continuing to refine and update their '90s-minded shimmer 'n' swoon. Middle Sea, only further goes to show they have, if anything, improved with the new lineup.


    A hard-charging indie-rock anthem with male-female harmonies and a raggedly hypnotic guitar riff, this one updates a lyrical theme from the previous single. I don't want your love / I want you, guitarist and newfound frontman Max Bloom sings on that one; I don't want to live forever / I don't want to live / I want you now, he insists this time. Before too long, a horn part arrives like a tiny conquering army. If only Sebadoh had realized crossing the ocean could be this effortless. Turns out, the water's just fine.


    Glow & Behold, the follow-up to Yuck's 2011 self-titled debut was produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House) and boasts 11 songs. Bloom, who plays on the album with bassist Mariko Doi and drummer Jonny Rogoff, told SPIN that for this album wanted to make a proper journey from beginning to end. So far, Yuck are headed in the right direction.

    - Spin

    1. Sunrise in Maple Shade
    2. Out of Time
    3. Lose My Breath
    4. Memorial Fields
    5. Middle Sea
    6. Rebirth
    7. Somewhere
    8. Nothing New
    9. How Does It Feel
    10. Twilight in Maple Shade (Chinese Cymbals)
    11. Glow & Behold
    Yuck
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